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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The Monday feature on the farm or on the fringe of the farm.
Followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day


Unknown: Fr Cormac Rigby

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JOHN RAWLING
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: John Rawling

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Plain Tales from the Hills

Two stories of India during the time of the British Raj 1: Miss Youghal's Sais Read by Garard Green


Read By: Garard Green
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

: Start the Week

with Robert Kee and guests Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Robert Kee
Producer: Marina Salandybrown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Read by Brenda Blethyn Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Brenda Blethyn
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Studio 1, Pebble Mill, Birmingham Introduced by The Rev Roger Hutchings with the singers and instrumentalists of St John 's Church, Harborne
Come, worship god (HTC 18); In silence my soul is waiting (Psalm Praise 99);
Prepare the way (SOF 458) Reading: Joel 1, w 13-20
Director of Music CONNIE SHARPE BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Unknown: St John

: For Schools

11.00 Contact A Day with a Muslim Family Presented by DAVID SELF . Stereo (e)
11.15 Publications Review The latest on resources for teachers from BBC Enterprises. (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
9: Cinderella - Going to the Ball Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 The Music Box
9: There Was a Pig, Went Out to Dig Written and presented by SANDRA KERR With HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Sunshine and Shadow by EDWARD KELSEY. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: David Self
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Edward Kelsey.

: Down Your Way

'To be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of Workington,' admits actress
Sheila Hancock , but after a visit with the Royal Shakespeare
Company she took the town and its people to her heart.
On her return she discovers that the community, devastated by the closures in the steel industry, is fighting back. She also finds time to indulge in Workington's passion for rugby league.
Producer JOHN HOLMES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Producer: John Holmes

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by John Fuller Readers JUNE barrie and MARTIN JARVIS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Fuller
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Are we a nation of givers? John Waite investigates. Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles.
Chairman Ned Sherrin Second Round:
Second Semi-Final
Peter Ratcliffe (civil servant) Malcolm Jones
(insurance broker) Bob Newman
(trading standards officer)
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Questions set by IAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Peter Ratcliffe
Unknown: Malcolm Jones
Unknown: Bob Newman
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Rustie's Kitchen Presented by RUSTlE LEE and BILL TORRANCE Today's story: The Shiniest Bell in the World by GUY HUTCHINS Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Shining Silver, Gleaming Gold Presented by BEN THOMAS and ELIZABETH WATTS. Stereo (R) (e)
2.20 Science Scope Water, Water Everywhere ... by STEVE ROBIN With FRED HARRIS JULIE RICHMOND and CLIFFORD NORGATE. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Stories with music The Midas Touch With MICHAEL HORDEN and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA led by CYNTHIA BOWES conducted by BARRY WORDSWORTH Words by IAN SERRAILLIER Music by PAUL READE. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Rustle Lee
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Ben Thomas
Presented By: Elizabeth Watts.
Unknown: Steve Robin
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond
Unknown: Clifford Norgate.
Unknown: Michael Horden
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Music By: Paul Reade.

: Woman's Hour

Money, marriage and motherhood, make-up, magic and men - Jenni Murray and guests invite you to join the daily forum for women. Serial: Memory (9)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Day We Lost the War

A play by MICHAEL DAVIES. Stereo


Play By: Michael Davies.

: Kaleidoscope

Children's Books
Chris Powling , together with Michael Rosen and Bev Mathias , select the best new books for children and discusses the new BBC1 adaptation of C. S. Lewis 's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Bev Mathias
Unknown: C. S. Lewis

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London WIA 1AA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With HKYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: At Home

by NAOMI MAY adapted by PETER KING with and Anthea is used to having her own way. When her brother's wife arrives from America, she feels her position in the family home is threatened, but she will use any device to ensure that the threat is defeated.
Music composed and played by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL-PAVIER
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo


Adapted By: Peter King
Played By: David Chilton
Directed By: Peter King.
Anthea: Rosemary Leach
Juliet: Joanna David
Frances: Alex Marshall
Cara: Elizabeth Bell
Children: Elizabeth Stone
Children: Jonathan Stone
Children: Thomas King

: Kaleidoscope

Bird, the much-heralded film about jazz musician Charlie Parker , is under review, and Eleanor Bron stars in and adapts a version of The Mad Woman of Chaillot at the new
Lilian Bayliss Theatre, London. Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN


Musician: Charlie Parker
Musician: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Lilian Bayliss
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

A Far Cry from Kensington by MURIEL SPARK, abridged in ten parts by STEWART CONN Read by Phyllida Hewat 6: Pisseur de copie


Read By: Phyllida Hewat

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Where Is My Home?

Forty years after the Communist take-over, and 20-years after the Prague spring, Czech exiles in London talk to Veronika Hyks about adapting to life here. Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS (R)


Unknown: Veronika Hyks
Producer: John Theocharis

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Sounds Inventive (1) Written and presented by REG FLETCHER. Stereo (R) (e)
12.301: 1: Exploring a Soundscape and at 12.50 2: Time for Sounds


Presented By: Reg Fletcher.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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